Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

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Summer Book Club

Read Harriet Schwartz’s Connected Teaching with your colleagues.

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Teaching Innovation

We support faculty in developing innovative, relationship-rich Lasallian teaching practices.

Instructional Technology

InTech helps you make excellent use of technology in service of teaching and learning

PLCs

Our Peer Learning Communities are groups of Saint Mary’s people exploring topics in teaching and learning.

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Teaching Consultations

We can consult on course design, teaching problems, and even observe your course (online or face-to-face).

Trainings and Workshops

We offer trainings and workshops in technology, course design, and new developments in teaching and learning.

Summer Book Club on Connected Teaching

Summer Book Club on Connected Teaching

CELT is hosting a summer teaching book club on Harriet Schwartz’s book Connected Teaching, starting at 12pm on Wednesday, June 23rd and meeting every two weeks through the rest of the summer. We’d love for you to join us for the conversation about this book that explores the connections between teaching and relationships which is central to Lasallian pedagogy both online and face-to-face. A few of the interesting topics will be:

Connected teaching when there isn’t enough time
Assessment as a relational practice
Setting appropriate boundaries with learners
Power and relationships in the classroom

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Where is courses.smumn.edu?

Where is courses.smumn.edu?

As of June 1, 2021 Blackboard is no longer active for Saint Mary's. This includes links to business, registration, HR, and other faculty and student services. To find those pages, please go to https://community.smumn.edu/. To login directly to the new online learning...

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Blackboard Sunset Information

Blackboard Sunset Information

As of June 1, 2021, Blackboard for Saint Mary’s will be fading into the sunset. With courses and organizations migrated to Canvas, we bid a fond farewell to the learning management system that many of our instructors have taught in for years. Click “read more” for instructions on final preparations for moving away from Blackboard.

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Giving Feedback: What Students Need and Want

Giving Feedback: What Students Need and Want

As we make our way into and through summer courses, students are handing in their first assignments. For an instructor, this can be a daunting time. We subconsciously realize that the marks we put on a physical or digital paper stake out the relationship we have with a student for the rest of the course. So what kind of feedback helps students the most in courses? It may not be the kind of feedback you as an instructor got from your instructors in college. The keys that come up over and over again in the research can be summed up in three words: specific, timely, and personal. Click through to see what those mean.

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Canvas Minimum Usage

Canvas Minimum Usage

The Canvas Minimum Usage Transition document outlines the preparations faculty should complete for their Canvas courses prior to each term. The intention of these preparation lists is to provide a minimum level of consistency across course information on the Canvas...

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Events, Groups, and Trainings

june

23jun9:00 am11:00 amVirtual EventOnline Course Design/Revision Workshop for LASSCA/CVA Day OneLASSCA

23jun12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventConnected Teaching Book ClubTeaching and Relationships

23jun6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventCanvas Question and Answer (evening)Learn the LMS

24jun9:00 am11:00 amVirtual EventOnline Course Design/Revision Workshop for LASSCA/CVA Day TwoLASSCA

28jun12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventCanvas Advanced Training (noon)Master the LMS

30jun6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventCanvas Advanced Training (evening)Master the LMS

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july

07jul12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventConnected Teaching Book ClubTeaching and Relationships

21jul12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventConnected Teaching Book ClubTeaching and Relationships

26julAll DayJuly Online Instructor Certification Courses BeginGet Certified!

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